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Apparatus for Treating Timber, Railway Ties, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for treating and preserving. This design "insure[s] the complete and perfect treatment or impregnation of timber of varying hardness and density, and to provide a portable organization of apparatus by which timber at various points or stations along the line of a railroad can be treated with great facility, efficiency, and economy" (lines 12-19).
Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Kreuter, Hugh E.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hoof trimmer. This design "consists in an upright standard or support having a concaved supporting-recess adapted to receive the animal's hoof, with parallel guide-ways arranged in rear thereof, a trimming implement moving in said guides, and so constructed as to operate upon the hoof without injury to the frog, and means for reciprocating the trimming device from either side of the animal" (lines 16-25).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Mullins, Joshua C.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Use in Dry Out-Houses

Description: Patent for the construction of an improved odorless apparatus for dry out-houses, including explications and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Washing and Draining Dishes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dishwasher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pan provided near its top on the inner side with rigidly-attached brackets, with a tray in the form of a pan whose side and bottom portions are perforated . . . the tray being of less diameter and height than the pan and provided on its outer side near the bottom with brackets and on its upper edge with handles" (lines 94-101).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Caradine, Virginia C.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Washing and Scrubbing Gas.

Description: Patent for a washer-scrubber that cleans gas from "tarry matter, ammonia, sulphureted hydrogen, carbonic acid and other impurities" (lines 14-16). The machine divides gas into streams, sprays it with washing liquor, spreads it over reticulated and perforated plates.
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Fitzgerald, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Appliance for Protecting Oil-Wells from Fires.

Description: Patent for an appliance for protecting oil-wells from fires. As stated within the patent, "this invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in appliances for protecting oil-wells from fires; and to this end it consists of the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more specifically described in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the claims herein appended" (Lines 9-16).
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
Item Type: Patent

Appliance for Training Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved appliance for training horses. This design "consists, essentially, in a leg-halter composed of chains or ropes connected by a common ring, or otherwise, and connected with gyves or shackles to encircle the pastern of each leg, a yoke or frame placed upon the withers, or forward or back thereof, and provided with a clamp, and a band passing through the clamp and down to one of the shackles, or to the horse's leg, the other end being carried to a convenient point to be passed by the trainer or attendant" (lines 9-20).
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Dodge, Israel Alexander
Item Type: Patent

Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Description: Patent for "the perfection of an apparatus by the use of which night soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time and at a comparatively trivial expense" (lines 20-24).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Aquarium.

Description: Patent for an ornamental suspension aquarium with easily removed plug or stopper for refreshing the water with illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Item Type: Patent

Arc Lamp

Description: Patent for improvements arc lamps that "will be uninfluenced by the jar of the locomotive" (lines 17-19). Consisting of carbon-carriers rotated by clock-train.
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Gaston, E. James
Item Type: Patent

Arch-Bar for Cultivators

Description: Patent for arch bar for cultivators that connects the respective cultivator rigs together.
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Sullins, Cale M.
Item Type: Patent

Artesian Well Borer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent

Articulating Plate

Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for artificial fuel.
Date: September 29, 1902
Creator: Russi, Charles & Cadena, Celedonio
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for an artificial leg that has an improved ankle joint and a socket for the stump. It is also more comfortable than other artificial legs.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Chapman, Edward
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for a process of manufacturing artificial stone in which “it will not cracked by reason of exposure and which may be readily engraved, impressed or otherwise marked to form letters, characters, emblems and etc….” (Lines 16-20). No illustration.
Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Johnson, Jesse W. & Hendrix, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for artificial stone made of a special combination of cement that hardens and stays hard under water. It also does not conduct heat.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Power, John H. & Power, Rufus M.
Item Type: Patent